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Merlin

Accession Number
1971/2.115

Title
Merlin

Artist(s)
Leonard Baskin

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1960

Medium & Support
woodcut on Japan paper

Dimensions
33 11/16 in x 22 9/16 in (85.5 cm x 57.3 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Stone

Subject matter
Merlin is the famous wizard of the Arthurian cycle, identified with a small, fierce falcon, the Merlin. He is depicted here with scraggly hair, a long beard that consumes the lower half of his face, a tall hat, and a bird on his head. Baskin often featured people, both real and fictional in his prints. 

Physical Description
This print shows a close-up of the eyes of a human face with a bird perched on its head, both of which seem to be encased in a large, furry coat, hat, or tree.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Aves (class)
Birds
face
faces (animal or human components)
hats
modern and contemporary art
mythical or legendary beings

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